In the Brooder
- Sep 28, 2015
One of my pullets turned out to be a rooster. I guess it's no big deal, I plan to keep him but it does bring up some questions I didn't know I had. 1). He's the only Rhode Island Red in the flock. I assume he doesn't care and will try to mate with everyone. If so, what does that mean for the babies? You just don't hear much about mixed breed chickens. Any pairings I should be aware of? 2). Will every egg be fertilized? Will I still be able to collect some every day? What is the best way to do it? 3). When chicks are born does Momma take care of them entirely or should I have a lamp in the coop? Ugh... sex complicates everything! I'm not new to chickens just to a rooster among them. I knew my time was coming though. I bought 18 pullets over the last two years and got zero roosters. No one is that lucky. Any insight will be helpful. Thanks!